Google has declared that it’s installing new software in Google Chrome web browser, which will automatically chunk any plug-ins which is old-fashioned and unsafe to develop browser security. Google declared in its executive Chrome blog, that the move will be towards malware attacks which are targeting structure of browsers, together with plug-ins. (Plug-ins are software components which can be added to browsers to modify how unlike, applications works.
On the basis of Google who is setting up automatic updating of Adobe Flash plug-ins, Google Chrome’s future version will come up with new technology which will block obsolete or out-dated plug-ins and help users for updating, Google said.
How it will work?
Google just updated Chrome with capability to automatically update Adobe Flash plug-in. In the upcoming revision, its browser will achieve power over new plug-ins as well. The outdated plug-ins will be blocked but the option will also be given to support users in updating them. Susceptibilities in plug-ins are amongst the most oppressed security issues. Chrome is having beta developer build channel, therefore it’s most likely that it will surly inform its users before adding any features to the browser. Though, the changes don’t likely to be too disturbing, and the idea is also impressive to automatically update all the plug-ins.
Launching time not decided
Though, Google didn’t disclose any particular date when users might expect to see new feature added. The Chrome will ultimately also have the capability to determine a plug-in is run under doubtful circumstances. When plug-in is hardly ever used, its launch could be sign of malevolent behavior. Chrome might also be capable to note this and notify its user. Any plug-ins which is outdated will be repeatedly blocked by Chrome. This will protect browser from susceptible plug-ins and also make the updating easier.
What are the features loaded with?
Google didn’t give any specifications regarding this feature; apart from saying that it will be a “medium-term,” The browser will also give a warning message when any user is getting ready to run uncommonly used plug-ins.
“Some plug-ins usually installed worldwide but they are not required in today’s Internet experience,” Google said. “For most of the users, every effort to instantiate the plug-ins is doubtful and Google Chrome will notify this to its users.”
Google Chrome previously gives capability to immobilize individual plug-ins or allow plug-ins only which listed on trusted domains and provides automatic update to Adobe Flash Player. Chrome also provides PDF support through an in-house plug-in.
Other players in the market.
Firefox is another web browser available in the market which warns users regarding plug-in feasibility. But Firefox can only verify and immobilize plug-ins; it doesn’t update them automatically like Chrome does. Though, Mozilla has announced that it’s planning to add auto update option to Firefox 4 later this year.
Though, Firefox and Chrome have already updated their security patches, the new changes will Google Chrome, even more secure browser.
“User safety is the most important thing to us as well as threats for our users sourced by plug-ins exterior to our straight control,” said Google. “We are making serious efforts to improve entire web browser’s security for Chrome users.”